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“OK, but absolutely not the best restaurant in Scicli”

Ristorante La Grotta
Ranked #7 of 95 Restaurants in Scicli
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$28 - US$45
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: In a natural cave the restaurant La Grotta is born. With it's special position in the heart of Santa Maria La Nova in Scicli. La Grotta has a special ambient which let's you live the perfumes of the typical Kitchen Ragusana. The tastes and specialities will let you live Sicily. Also the great selection of wine from the vineyards will let you be inspired
leigh-on-sea
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“OK, but absolutely not the best restaurant in Scicli”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Having read the previous reviews whilst we were there this looked like a must to visit. The setting is unusual but, in a restaurant that was 75% empty the cave element felt exactly what it was...... and everyone was tucked into one corner. Some of the food was very good (a starter with three elements including grilled ricotta, aubergine etc was very good) and some very much ordinary (the fried local cheese was "interesting" for a mouthful or two but two big chewy bits was a bridge too far. The fish dish was three minute tail pieces of allegedly Sea Bass (either they brought the wrong dish or they should have been embarrassed to have served it). Either way we ended up with a bill that was disproportionate to the amount and the quality of the food we were given. Because the restaurant was empty it was a very forgettable experience (compare and contrast review of Quorematto....)

  • Visited May 2014
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Asker, Norway
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A perfect meal in a unique restaurant”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We were recommended this restaurant, and were not disappointed. The food was excellent, served on beautiful Sicilian plates, in a very special location. The owner/chef explained the history of the grotta, and gave us an introduction to Sicilian cuisine. A very pleasant evening!

  • Visited February 2014
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Bucharest, Romania
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious! A must!”
Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

The ravioli, pizza, steak, salad and dessert all easily rank as our no.1 meal so far on this trip. Sicilian dishes with incredibly fresh and tasty ingredients make this restaurant a must in Scicli. Enjoy!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Lovely Restaurant”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

The best food we found in Scicli. Most attentive staff and beautifully balanced dishes, very well cooked. We never normally have desserts but they were excellent.

Visited April 2014
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“our favorite in the area Modica Ragusa”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We found the restaurant from a recommendation in our guide. It turned out to be what we like. good selection of fresh, non meat meals. My favorite dishes: bruschetta. they come with beans, capers, tomatoes in a very tasty combination. filletto di branzino pan fried on a light basil pesto with limone risotto. perfetto! no other restaurant we tried during our five day stay came anywhere close to la grotta.
I wish the lovely owner family opened a restaurant in Germany again!

Visited April 2014
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